Update: The math scores posted in this story show the accurate test results. The original version of this story contained incorrect results.
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The State Education Department released the results of the math and English Language Arts (ELA) exams taken by New York students in grades three to eight this past May. According to the reports, released Tuesday, students across the state scored roughly the same as last year but students of the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District had higher percentages of passing scores than the Westchester County average at every grade level.
Still, the state said that the majority of students statewide met or exceeded the state's proficiency standards on both exams, but overall performance remains low.
In the state school reports, students are ranked from one to four, with one being the worst and fourth being the best. Students who receive a three or a four are considered proficient or better.
The following percentages of Dobbs Ferry students were considered proficient or better in English, followed by the county average:
Third grade 69.6 percent (county average 66.4 percent)Fourth grade 82 percent (68 percent)Fifth grade 76.6 percent (64.5 percent)Sixth grade 67 percent (66.5 percent)Seventh grade 68.2 percent (59.2 percent)Eighth grade 72.6 percent (59.2 percent)
The following percentages of Dobbs Ferry students were considered proficient or better in math, followed by the county average:
Third grade 68.7 percent (county average 68.3 percent)Fourth grade 91.1 percent (74 percent)Fifth grade 85.8 percent (72.7 percent)Sixth grade 78 percent (69 percent)Seventh grade 74.6 percent (70.5 percent)Eighth grade -- 84.3 percent (65.9 percent)
"I think the school is doing a great job," said Christina Mohl, a mother of twin fourth graders in Dobbs Ferry. "They're preparing the kids the best way they can."
With statewide numbers slightly down, parents said they were still optimistic for improvement.
"I think it's a work in progress," Mohl said. "I was hoping they would do a little better. As long as they keep offering programs for kids who need it, they'll be fine."
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